Africa

World's Top Court Asked To Overturn Jesus' Crucifixion

Why a Kenyan lawyer is suing Israel and Italy in unusual human rights case.

A Kenyan lawyer is suing Israel and Italy for human rights violations committed against Jesus more than 2,000 years ago.

According to Kenya's Citizen News, Dola Indidis has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to "declare that the trial of Jesus and the subsequent nailing on the cross went against the principles of fair trial and should therefore be declared a mistrial."

"Evidence today is on record in the Bible," Indidis told Citizen News, "and you cannot discredit the Bible."

According to a support letter posted on his Facebook page, Indidis is "convinced that Pontius Pilate erred in law by convicting and sentencing Jesus Christ while acknowledging his own lack of jurisdiction and the accused's innocence. I petitioned the International Court of Justice in The Hague to have the conviction and sentence quashed."

Religion News Service (RNS) broke the story stateside on Tuesday, reporting that this isn't the first ...

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